Grubbin #736

Evolution family

Grubbin is part of a three-member family.

  • Regular
  • Shiny

Grubbin  Grubbin_shiny
#736 Grubbin

25 Grubbin_candy
Charjabug Charjabug_shiny
#737 Charjabug
100 Grubbin_candy
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Vikavolt Vikavolt_shiny
#738 Vikavolt


  • Grubbin was released at the start of Bug Out 2022 on August 10th, 2022.
Method Maximum CP Details

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2022 Aug 10Increased spawns in:
Bug Out 2022: Aug 10 – 16
Research tasks
413 Field Research:
Make 3 Great Throws: Bug Out 2022
Special Research/Timed Research:
Bug Out! Catch Challenge – 2nd part: Evolve 2 Bug-type Pokémon



Grubbin is an insectoid Pokémon. It features a white body with three nubs on each side that seem like basic legs. It has two yellow patches on its side. Two huge yellow mandibles with reddish-orange ends dominate its head. The remainder of its head is brown with a reddish-orange structure on top and a yellow rim. It has dark eyes with white pupils.

Grubbin is usually found underground. It utilizes its mouth as a weapon, a digging tool, and to collect sap from plants. It can also produce sticky threads, which it shoots from its mouth and utilizes to swing about as if on suspension lines. It also utilizes these threads to keep opponents from moving, allowing it to capture them with its mandibles, which are powerful enough to shatter thick tree branches. Even its natural enemies would sooner flee than risk being entangled in its mandibles. It is attracted to electricity and may be found around power plants. They are often seen around Electric-type Pokémon to escape assaults from bird-like Pokémon. [1] Grubbin’s natural foe is Rookidee.

 Best moveset for Grubbin

When fighting Pokémon in Gyms, Grubbin’s greatest moves are Bug Bite and X-Scissor. This moveset has the most overall DPS and is also the finest for PVP encounters.


  Bug Bite 12 dps
  X-Scissor 33.8 dps


  Spark 8.6 dps
  Crunch 21.9 dps


 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
  Bug Bite 5 12 12
  Spark 6 12.9 8.6
Main move Damage EPS DPS
  Vise Grip 35 -17.4 18.4
  X-Scissor 45 -20.6 33.8
  Crunch 70 -10.3 21.9

The green moves benefit from the Same Type Attack Bonus and deliver 20% more damage.